The recycling bin is a treasure chest for kids crafts. We have found 8 kids craft projects from recycled materials that kids will love to make. From soda bottles to cardboard rolls and even toothbrushes we have found lots of different ways to upcycle your recycling into craft projects that kids will think are pretty awesome.
8 Kids Craft Projects From Recycled Materials
1. Plastic Soda Bottle Planters
These soda bottle animal planters are totally adorable and very simple to make. Glass paint is recommended to ensure it doesn’t flake off the plastic but if you are not worried about keeping these planters long term then give normal acrylic paint a try. Head over to Craving Some Creativity to read the full tutorial.
2. Milk Jug Bird Feeder
Not only are milk jug bird feeders fun to make but birds will be happy to have such a nice place to feast. This is a great tutorial from Great Stems. If you are interested in outer milk jug projects then head over to our article 11 Ways To Upcycle A Milk Jug.
3. Water Bottle Flowers
These bright and happy flowers are made from the bottom of plastic water bottles. Perfect to make as a gift for a loved one. The full tutorial can be read over at Kid Friendly Things To Do.
4. Recycled Yogurt Pot Snake
Save all of your yogurt pots to make your very own snake! Easy to make, fun to decorate and super fun to play with. Follow this link to find out more.
5. Egg Carton Whale
There are so many cool animals that can be made from egg cartons but we are totally in love with this adorable whale. He is easy to make and perfect for all ocean loving kids! Read the full tutorial over at I Heart Crafty Things.
6. Toothbrush Bracelet
Yes really, a toothbrush can be made into a bracelet! Boil a toothbrush then bend it into shape, it is as easy at that. Kids can have fun decorating their bracelets with their craft box supplies. Get more information about this project over at Apostrophy Designs.
7. Cardboard Roll Royal Family
Why not make a royal family from cardboard or toilet rolls! While you are at it you can make a castle fit for a King, Queen, Princess or Prince from an old cardboard box. Follow this link to find out more.
8. Tin Can Cow Bell
Most kids will love that they can make their own noisy craft. The cow bell printable paper is super cute but another option is to let kids design their own. Visit The Crafting Chicks to read the full tutorial.
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